Interview with Cory Muscara: Mindfulness is Business Relevant

Not only does a turning of the calendar mean a new book recommendation for the month of July (see below)…

…but today I have a surprise for you.

An interview with a very special guest: Mindfulness expert and close personal friend, Cory Muscara.

If you don’t know Cory yet, you soon will.

Cory has recently been endorsed and promoted by Brendan Burchard, the #1 NY Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author and online marketing multi-millionaire.

Brendan thought highly enough of Cory’s work that he’s exclusively produced and will be launching Cory’s online program “Wellness Mastery” later this year.

And you guys get a sneak peek of Cory – a video interview and guided meditation – for free.

Cultivating mindfulness improves memory, cognitive function, focus and reduces stress. These are not arbitrary claims. These are scientifically proven facts.

In other words, Mindfulness is Business Relevant.

And I could think of no better gift to give you in your efforts to #TakeCommand of your Next 90 Days than this access to Cory.



Cory is the founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness. In 2012 he spent six months in silent meditation living as a Buddhist monk in Burma. He is a certified hatha yoga instructor and Duke integrative health coach.

Cory currently serves as faculty at Columbia Teachers College where he teaches mindfulness to school leaders and principals, and is an assistant instructor for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of Pennsylvania.

He regularly appears on the Dr. Oz show as a guest expert in the topic of mindfulness meditation. You can learn more about Cory on his website at:

July Book of the Month Recommendation

Title: Man’s Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor Frankl

My Summary: This book is Frankl’s treasure chest of insights from his brutal experience and fortunate survival of a Holocaust concentration camp. Instead of giving an account of “what happened,” he leads us through the painstaking journey inside the mind of man as he descends through the gates of hell – capture, torture, loss of loved ones, spirit breaking, and in a few rare cases, rescue. Frankl helps illuminate what mental mindsets those who survived adopted, versus those who did not. A must read for anyone who wants to understand how to transform life’s trials and tragedies into their greatest sources of strength.

Favorite quotes/insights:

• “He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.” – Nietzsche

• The Existential Vacuum: “They lack the awareness of a meaning worth living for. They are haunted by the experience of their inner emptiness.”

• Tragic Optimisim: “Turning suffering into a human achievement and accomplishment.”

• “When we are no longer able to change a situation…we are challenged to change ourselves.”

• “Even the helpless victim of a hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above himself, may grow beyond himself. And by so doing, change himself.”

Accolades: Printed in 24 languages, over 10 million copies sold at the time of Frankl’s death in 1997, and considered to be one of the 10 Most Influential Book’s in the United States (according to the Library of Congress).

Amy Merrill